Open Casting Call for kids to star in Mos Def feature film “Stringbean & Marcus” in Philadelphia

Casting Directors for a new independent film, “Stringbean & Marcus” starring Mos Def and Oscar nominated actress Sophie Okonedo, are holding an open casting call in Philadelphia on April 13.

The movie, written and directed by Philadelphia native, Tanya Hamilton, takes place in 1978 and focuses on the broken love affair between two former Black Panther members (Mos Def and Okonedo) and is told through the eyes of an adolescent girl.

The casting directors are looking for two African American, Hispanic or Asian boys ages eight to eleven and an African American girl age nine or ten.

They are specifically seeking the following:

Iris Wilson: African American Female, 9 or 10yrs old (lead role). Fiercely independent.

Francis Southerland: African American, Hispanic or Asian Male, 8yrs old (supporting role). Geek of all geeks.

Colin Dixon: African American Male, 11yrs. old (supporting role). Authority on everything.

Only the types listed will be seen . NO PHONE CALLS.

Talent must bring a current photo with contact information attached.

Previous experience is not necessary.


Mike Lemon Casting
413 N. 7th St
Suite 602
Philalelphia, PA 19123


Monday, April 13, 2009
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Non-Union children may show up any time between 1-5

SAG (Screen Actors Guild members) children please submit photo and contact info to:

for a scheduled appointment at a later date. Please put "Stringbean & Marcus" in the subject line.

America's Top Model 13 Open Casting Call in New York

If you are an aspiring female model 5'7" or below, your chance to hit the runway is almost over. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL returns to New York City on Saturday, April 11 to hold one final open call for Cycle 13. As previously announced, females age 18 to 27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes, sizes and with a height requirement of 5'7" and under are eligible to audition. Confirmed location will be posted to later this week.

Download the application Here.

Download full eligibility Requirements Here.


1. No lining up overnight and no lining up prior to 6:00am. Wristbands will be handed out the morning of the open call beginning at 7:00am.

2. Colors of wristbands indicate when you should return to the venue. We encourage you to leave and come back. There is no advantage to getting a wristband early.

3. Only women applying should stand in line. If someone is just short of being 18, she can have one guardian with her.

4. No jumping in line or holding places for others.

5. Casting staff will give special instructions for the disabled.

6. Once in the venue, no ins and outs.

7. Only one audition per open call – do not try again if you've been cut.

8. Casting staff wearing official ANTM gear outside the venue may ask you for information in advance but be careful who you talk to and avoid anyone trying to charge you anything to participate.